Research shows that high quality child care plays a positive and long-lasting role in the social and intellectual development of children, no matter what their social, cultural and economic background.
Lack of access to high quality child care can cause high stress for working parents: worry about their children's well being while at work, and conflicts with employers and co-workers due to lateness or absences.
Lack of high quality child care also keeps women from entering and participating fully in the paid labour force.
Whether quality child care is provided in a home or group setting, it has common features:
Everybody benefits from high quality child care – children, parents and all levels of society. It's the key to healthy early development. Don't settle for less. It's what your children and your family deserve.